Latest Blog Posts

Why Acoustic Guitars are More Fun than Electric Guitars

February 25th, 2016 | Posted by bcole-admin
4571765_S

Did you ever wonder why vinyl is making a comeback? Could it be that people are a bit tired of the seemingly soulless music formats like the digital CD and MP3? Vinyl has a warmth to it that those other formats don’t. Occasional imperfections are often welcomed in music, rather than technical perfection lacking any Read More…

Tips for Optimizing the Sound of Your Guitar

February 22nd, 2016 | Posted by bcole-admin
Guitar Sound

Guitar players seem to gravitate toward certain guitars based on their sound, which often has to do with the kind of tonewood used by the guitar maker. The bodies of guitars can be made using different types of wood, each bringing out a certain kind of sound from the instrument. Alder, a medium-weight wood, is Read More…

What is a Luthier?

February 18th, 2016 | Posted by bcole-admin
What is Luthier?

If you’ve ever been to a store selling musical instruments, you’ve probably wondered how they all got there. Something or someone had to make them. Have you ever heard of a luthier? It’s someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments. Luthier comes from the French word luth, which means lute in English. A lute is Read More…

Reasons to Use Sitka Spruce for Your Soundboard

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Alaska Woods
Sitka Spruce Soundboard

To the average person, a guitar is a guitar. They don’t pay much attention to details. However, for musicians who love their instruments, a guitar isn’t just a guitar, and how each one is made truly matters for both aesthetic and musical reasons. A guitar soundboard is something music makers care about because it plays Read More…

Sitka Spruce Is Used for a Variety of Items

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Alaska Woods
Sitka Spruce

Alaska Specialty Woods is known for guitars and other instruments utilizing the finest Sitka spruce instrument tonewood material. Indeed, over 50,000 guitar tops worth of Sitka spruce and other fine specialty woods exist, with their beautiful designs and superb sounds. Sitka spruce has had many uses over the centuries besides providing the wood for various Read More…